Senator, 2014 - Present; State Representative, 2003-2013.
Professional Experience: 20 years in US Air Force; Started career in
technology in 1965; On the team that tested the first communications satellite
and helped launch internet development; Designed computer systems at Unisys,
including automation of the White House; Led regional economic development
projects as General Manager of Quilceda Village.
Education: El Capitan High
School. U.S. Air Force, Harvard University JFK School of Government Executive
veteran. Father of three, grandfather of ten. Led tribal investments in Boys
& Girls Club, helping put computers in classrooms throughout Marysville
Statement: As your State
Senator, I've delivered for local families and communities, investing in basics
like transportation improvements, funds for local schools, and affordable
health care options. With a background in technology and job creation, I'm
committed to nurturing local businesses and improving career education options
in our region, helping establish the WSU Everett campus and expanding
vocational programs. I've stood up against partisan efforts to cut programs
that help the vulnerable, veterans, elders and kids.
a longtime regional business leader, I've helped pass balanced budgets and
oppose special interest tax breaks. A father and grandfather, I've voted for
responsible gun laws in the wake of too many school tragedies. A clean energy
advocate, I've helped forge partnerships between government and business to
promote local jobs. Committed to a healthy Puget Sound, salmon recovery and
environmental responsibility, I've led efforts to protect our quality of life.
proudly endorsed by the 38th LD Democrats, Reps. Mike Sells and June Robinson,
State Labor Council, Marysville and Everett Firefighters, Tulalip Tribes, and
I respectfully ask for your